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Goochland in Goochland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Goochland County Courthouse

 
 
Goochland County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
1. Goochland County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  The present courthouse is the fourth to serve the county and the second to occupy this site. The building was erected in 1826 by Valentine Parrish, a Cumberland builder, and Dabney Cosby, a skilled Staunton brickmason who had worked for Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia. Jefferson's influence is seen in the Tuscan portico, full Tuscan entablature, temple form, and color scheme of red brick and white trim. The courthouse, together with the clerk's office, old jail, and original wall to exclude wandering cattle, exemplify a rural nineteenth century county seat.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
 
Location. 37° 40.963′ N, 77° 53.108′ W. Marker is in Goochland, Virginia, in Goochland County. Marker is on River Road West (Virginia
River Road West (facing west). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. River Road West (facing west).
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Route 6) 0.1 miles east of Scott Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goochland VA 23063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Goochland's Courthouse Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Goochland Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Goochland County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Clerk's Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of All Veterans (about 300 feet away); Goochland's Jail (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Goochland County Courthouse (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goochland.
 
Goochland County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
3. Goochland County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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